When we think of “shopping”, particularly “shopping small” or “shopping local”, what first comes to mind are probably the winter holidays, such as Christmas and Hanukkah where we are reminded, beginning at Thanksgiving, to do just those things…”shop small” and “shop local”. When we think about Valentine’s Day, we KNOW we have to shop, and that it is particularly important for this day, yet we don’t think of it as a “shopping holiday”.
The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce (SICC) is making sure we don’t forget to get something special for our special someone. SICC is showing the love to businesses on Staten Island – from the North Shore to South Beach – by reminding you to show your love for local by shopping the SICC Shop Where I Live e-commerce marketplace for small businesses.
The SICC Shop Where I Live marketplace features gifts and services from local businesses on Staten Island. When you make a purchase through the marketplace you are supporting local businesses and in some instances supporting local non-profit organizations. You will find gifts in home décor, apparel & accessories, food & beverage, hobby shops, comic book shops, and book stores. . If handcrafted is more your thing, there are local artists and artisans producing beautiful works of art. You can even buy services like a Valentine’s Day Pet Photography session…for real! If your special someone is a pet lover…or even if you special “someone” IS your pet…this one is a great deal. Of course, if you are more traditional, you can also find that perfect piece of jewelry, bag of rose petals, or bouquet of red roses. If you are not sure exactly what to get for your special someone, you can even buy gift certificates.
This Valentine’s Day show your love for local and your loved ones at the same time and shop where you live and love – Shop Where I Live, Staten Island.
Support your local businesses.